Shadow Chancellor infamous for saying Labour not the party of people out of work finds new depths to plumb
‘Labour’ Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves is infamous for her statements under Ed Miliband that Labour was not the party to represent people who were out of work and would be tougher on benefit claimants than the Tories.
Skwawkbox readers might think it would be hard to go much lower, but Reeves has done her best – saying only earlier this year that the exodus of hundreds of thousands of members from the Labour party was a good thing and trying to blame Corbyn – whose time as Labour leader left the party with a £13.5m surplus funded in large part by those members – for Labour’s near-bankruptcy.
And with tens of energy companies going bust last year, Reeves laughed at the idea of renationalising the corporations that are now busy gouging struggling people.
But if none of those statements manage to limbo under the moral standard of her comments about benefits, she seems to have managed it today – telling Sky News that the Tories hadn’t deported enough people fast enough:
At its conference last month, Starmer’s Labour essentially pledged loyalty to the death to Ukraine, abusing and suspending anyone who dared to point out that Ukraine is infested by nazis and fascists, so presumably it’s not Ukrainian refugees that need to be deported more rapidly in the view of the Labour right, but some other type or types.
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